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Istiqlol vs Khujand Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Istiqlol vs Khujand Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Istiqlol vs Khujand match preview, predictions, possible lineups and h2h results of the AFC Cup.

Istiqlol vs Khujand match information:

Time: 21:00 (GMT+8) on March 11th

Venue: Central Republican Stadium

Competition: 2020 AFC Cup

This will be the battle of two top teams in Tajikistan. They are in Group D of this year's AFC Cup, along with Altyn Asyr and Dordoi Bishkek.

The home team Istiqloi is currently stayin on top of their domestic league. After 21 games, the side shows the domination, with 51 points. They have only lost twice since the start of the season, scoring 60 goals and only conceded a third of them.

Facing them at the next match is no other than the 2nd place Khujand. They are currently chasing a 15-point deficit to reach the top. Inconsistency is what hinders the side, as they have lost 7 games this season.

In 2019 alone, these two sides have met 5 times, 3 in the league and 2 at the AFC Cup. Istiqlol has the better record, with 4 wins and 1 lost against Khujand.

This time, it is hard to think of a scenario that sees Khujand as the victory side. 3 points at round 1 of the AFC Cup is what Istiqlol aiming for. 

Istiqlol vs Khujand potential lineups: 

Istiqlol : N. Stošić, A. Nazarov, O. Larin, J. Kimsanov, I. Dzhalilov, N. Davronov, A. Juraboev, F. Fatkhulloev, A. Dzhalilov, E. Panshanbe, R. Koryan

Khujand : Daler Barotov, Sohibdzhon Khakimov, Davron Erghashev, Parviz Bokiev, Oybek Abdugafforov, Ilsur Samigullin, Komroni Mirzonajot, Bakhtiyor Choriyev, Dilshod Bozorov, Tursunali Rustamov, Yuriy Zakharkiv.

Istiqlol vs Khujand score predictions: 2-0